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CNN
May 2, 2013 1:00pm PDT
for the hill newspaper amy stoddard former national spokesman for the white house, president obama's white house tommy vetor and former adviser to mitt romney's presidential campaign kevin madden. kevin, not surprising, i'm going to start with you. >> really? >> even though 80%, 90% of the country supports this legislation and it was up for a vote, toomey is suggesting although i understand he has back tracked a little since that statement, suggesting it really just came down to republicans didn't want to give obama a victory. >> look. the kind of politics you see in washington, d.c. is absurd. as sure as dogs will bark in a tunnel politicians in washington, d.c. are going to play politics. this did come down to policy in the minds of many opposed to the bill. some folks said that we're proponents, believed it was good policy and those opposed believed it was bad policy. at the heart of a lot of opposition on an issue that is so important like the second amendment to many people is the belief we don't need another set, another level of federal gun laws. that was the opposition, at the hear
MSNBC
May 1, 2013 12:00pm PDT
in the obama white house was called the light footprint strategy, a strategy moving i way from a focus on these big attritional wars where we send a hundred thousand troops to a country, rewire the nation and after six or seven years discover we haven't done very little other than build recentments there. and more towards the use of america's technological advantage or physical advantage against a smaller group. so there are drone strikes in afghanistan, and in the long run, harmful or helpful. there are cyber strikes of the kind that the book revealed that the united states conducted against iran. and then there's the use of special forces. ultimate light footprint. remember they were in and out of pakistan before the pakistani military even had a chance to respond. >> david in the book you have the chapter, the dark side of the light footprint. you talk about standard that this administration struggled to fashion or new operations including targeted killing. they settled on the notion that a country would have to expressly invite a drone attacks. that would be a standard. we could se
FOX News
May 1, 2013 10:00pm PDT
. how cool is that? would president obama sell the white house home brewed beer to help us out? don't forget, follow me on twitter @gretawire. coming up, president obama getting some surprise advice on what to do about the guantanamo bay prison. that's next. my mantra? trust your instincts to make the call. to treat my low testosterone, my doctor and i went with axiron, the only underarm low t treatment. axiron can restore t levels to normal in about 2 weeks in most men. axiron is not for use in women or anyone younger than 18 or men with prostate or breast cancer. women, especially those who are or who may become pregnant and children should avoid contact where axiron is applied as unexpected signs of puberty in children or changes in body hair or increased acne in women may occur. report these symptoms to your doctor. tell your doctor about all medical conditions and medications. serious side effects could include increased risk of prostate cancer; worsening prostate symptoms; decreased sperm count; ankle, feet or body swelling; enlarged or painful breasts; problems breathing whil
PBS
Apr 30, 2013 5:30pm PDT
obama joked and jabbed in the white house briefing room as he pressed the point that he's no lame duck and that he'll keep pushing his priority. >> we understand that we're in a divided government right now. republicans control the house of representatives. in the senate this habit of requiring 60 votes for even the most modest piece of legislation has gummed up the works there. despite that, i'm actually confident that there are a range of things we'll be able to get done. >> reporter: for instance he said he believes congress will approve sweeping immigration reform. and he insisted he hasn't given up on closing the prison at guantanamo, cuba, as he vowed to do in his first presidential campaign. >> i think it is critical for us to understand that guantanamo is not necessary to keep america safe. it is expensive. it is inefficient. it hurts us in terms of our international standings. it lessens cooperation with our allies on counterterrorism efforts. it is a recruitment tool for extremists. it needs to be closed. >> reporter: congress has balancinged at transferring detainees to the
CBS
Apr 29, 2013 7:00am PDT
. >>> welcome back to "cbs this morning." president obama had some fun saturday night at the white house correspondents' dinner. he also got revenge on his critics. later we'll take you to the dinner. >>> plus the boxing coach says he knows what may have changed the course of tamerlan's life. the result may have led to the boston marathon attack. that's ahead. >>> last night "60 minutes" did something it's never done in its 45-year program. the program interviewed a serial killer. he's known as an angel of death. he's confessed to killing between 30 and 40 patients injecting them with drugs. >> how did you choose who you were going to give this medication to? >> it's hard for me to go back in time and think about what things were running through my mind at the time. >> was it personal? >> no, no. >> did you get pleasure out of it? satisfaction? >> no. i mean i -- i -- i had thought that -- that people weren't suffering anymore, so in a sense, i thought i was helping. >> cullen suggested several times that his actions were merciful but his evidence doesn't suppor
CSPAN
Apr 28, 2013 7:30am EDT
to do is to engage the international community in this conversation. one thing obama and the white house has said the they want to talk to our allies, talk to the u.n., get that engagement. that is something we have seen them talk about from the beginning. they want to act with allies and the rest of the world community behind them. part of what they're doing right now is talking with those world leaders, talking with the u.n., seeing what that means. it sends a message to countries like north korea that we will be acting. to be the only guy facing a bunch of other guys, it makes it easier for them to make their point. host: seung min kim, we see a headline in "the wall street journal" looking at the delays in airports and the faa what is the latest. >> a new law has been passed to allow the faa to reconfigure their filing so you do not have all these delays at the airport. this is all part of the sequester. the across-the-board cuts were supposed to hit everyone pretty evenly, but people were getting angry, long lines, including theers of congress, so when delays started to get along be
ABC
Apr 28, 2013 5:30pm PDT
, there is a growing consensus from both sides of the aisle on what not to do. abc's reena ninan at the white house tonight. >> reporter: lawmakers from both parties, today, said president obama needed to take stronger action against syria, following reports chemical weapons were used by the regime. the options range from enforcing no-fly zones, to more aid for rebels. but all sides agree on one thing. >> no country in the region wants boots on the ground. >> i don't want boots on the ground. >> i would not support boots on the ground. >> reporter: but the syrian opposition is begging for action. >> we're asking the united states, with its drone technology, with its surgical strike technology, to help us disable bashar al assad from the use of chemical weapons. >> reporter: it's not that simple, says the administration. following bombings, a strike was used on an alleged sudanese chemical factory in 1998. but that intel turned out to be controversial. and there is still the specter of the empty search for wmds in iraq. critics say a plan is needed to keep chemical weapons out of the extremists' han
ABC
Apr 30, 2013 4:00am EDT
have an openly gay man in a male dominated locker room. >> reporter: now president obama personally called jason collins to express his support. a white house aide said he was impressed by his courage. first lady michelle obama tweeted "we've got your back." john and diana? >> devin, what's next for collins? does he intend to keep playing? >> reporter: he plays for the washington wizards, now a free agent. it's still unclear whether a team will pick him up for next season but collins says he's ready to play and all this attention will motivate him to work harder. >> devin dwyer, thank you. >>> there is, of course, much more to the story. that exclusive interview with jason collins coming up on "good morning america." >>> all right, now to the latest in the boston bombing. investigators have discovered female dna on one of the bombs used in the attack. >> sources say it's unclear whether it is from a victim of the attack, someone who handled components of the bomb before it was put together or someone who helped build that bomb. the fbi wants to take evidence from the widow of tamerl
FOX News
May 1, 2013 4:00pm PDT
bombing suspects cover his tracks. the white house says today that president obama is getting regular updates on the investigation. our chief white house correspondent ed henry is live on the north lawn. ed, what do we know. >> what's interesting is yesterday at his news conference the president faced some criticism later in the day yesterday for saying that these two brothers were self-radicalized. it turns out that it's a little ambiguous right now and jay carney at the podium when he had his daily press briefing seemed to sort of hedge it a bit. take a listen. >> that's a supposition that has to be proven through investigation. and investigations need to follow all paths and i know that the president expects that's what the fbi, which is the lead agency in this investigation is making sure is what is happening in this investigation. >> now, investigators in particular we're told are tracking the movements of the older brother here. can you see his picture right there. remember, he left for seven months. he spent it in russia. and dagestan last year. in retrospect it's clear the rus
CNN
Apr 28, 2013 5:00am PDT
night only president obama becomes comedian in chief. he was a hit last night during the annual white house correspondents' dinner. it's a chance for the president to acknowledge journalists, us, executives with praise and insults. and there was no one offlimits. >> and without further adieu, i'd like to introduce the president of the united states. ♪ >> thank you. thank you everybody. how do you like my new entrance music? rush limbaugh warned you about this, second term, baby. we're changing things around here a little bit. actually, my advisors were a little worried about the new rap entrance music. they are a little more traditional. they suggested that i should start with some jokes at my own expense. just take myself down a peg. i was like, guys, after four and a half years, how many pegs are there left? i want to thank the white house correspondents, ed, you're doing an outstanding job. we are grateful for the great work you've done. to all the dignitaries who are here, everybody i especially want to say thank you to ray who does outstanding service for our country and all ou
Current
Apr 29, 2013 6:00am PDT
. she's hot. the president. at the white house correspondents' dinner again. >> obama: i'm also hard at work on plans for the obama library and some have suggested that we put it in my birthplace but i would rather keep it in the united states. >> stephanie: she how he takes what they do and makes it funny. uh-oh. >> i'm guessing dennis miller isn't writing for him. >> obama: cnn has taken some knocks lately. the fact is i admire their commitment to cover all sides of the story, just in case one of them happens to be accurate. >> stephanie: oh! ouch! snap! >> no one laughed at the cnn table. >> stephanie: i'll probably be on cnn all week. i did not find that funny at all. >> neither did erin burnett. >> stephanie: okay. the president. >> stephanie: in california where the fund-raiser, having a nice time. i mention that pamela harris is the best looking attorney general in the country. as you might imagine i got trouble when i got back home. [ laughter ] who knew eric holder was so sensitive! >> they did that joke on mrs. colbert? i forget who it was. no. it was "saturday night live."
MSNBC
May 2, 2013 7:00am PDT
to be with you. >>> taking you to a developing story now. live pictures at the rose garden at the white house. president obama is announcing the nomination of penny pritzger. let's listen in. >> we know he's going to be extraordinary leading that institution. but today i'm in a position to nominate two extraordinary individuals to continue the work of ron and becky as key members of my economic team. as i said in my state of the union address, when it comes to growing our economy and our middle class, we should focus on three things. number one, making sure america's a magnet for good jobs. number two, helping workers earn the skills they need to get those jobs, and number three, making sure their hard work actually leads to a decent living. both these individuals share that focus. first, i'm not naming penny pritzger to serve as my secretary of commerce. now, penny is one of our country's most distinguished business leaders. she's got more than 25 years of management experience in industries including real estate, finance, and hospitality. >> when he says hospitality, she's from the hyatt ho
MSNBC
May 4, 2013 9:00am PDT
, which we see coming up in the weeks. the worst week was president obama. when the white house press corps is questioning if you've got juice, really not a good week when you are president. the whole question of is he a lame duck president three months into his second term, that's problematic, not that he can't work his way out of. >> not what a president wants to be asked about. morris, your picks? >> susan, really? come on. come on. this is ridiculous. my worst -- let me start with my worst, my worst is those poor germans, the best economy in europe, now the best football clubs in europe. you know what to do with those poor germans. but my best week goes to the economy. again, adding jobs, steady pace, wall street skyrocketing. i don't understand why the republicans cannot praise this president for his stewardship of the economy. susan, i just can't understand t. >> can't start a fight. don't have a lot of time. patricia, i want to end with you. who are your best and worst of the week? >> my best week goes to gabriel gomez, republican nominee now in the senate race up there. he is
ABC
Apr 29, 2013 3:00am PDT
at white house correspondents dinner. this year, president obama obliged. making this "favorite story of the day." abc's david muir has all the highlights. >> reporter: it started with his entrance. >> thank you. how do you like my new entrance music? rush limbaugh warned you about this, second term, baby! >> reporter: about aging in office. >> i did it. these days i look in the mirror and i have to admit, i am not the strapping young muslim socialist that i used to be. i understand second term. need a burst of new energy. so we borrowed one of michelle's tricks. >> even the first lady laughing at that. about one of mitt romney's biggest supporters. >> you know sheldon adelson spent $100 million of his own money last year on negative ad. you have got to really dislike me to spend that kind of money. sheldon would have been better off offering me $100 million to drop out of the race. i probably wouldn't have taken it, but i thought about it. michelle would have taken it. you think i'm joking. i know republicans are still sorting out what happened in 2012. but one thing they all agree o
FOX News
Apr 28, 2013 8:00am PDT
: well, the stars were out for the white house correspondents' dinner washington last night. president obama poking fun at his adversaries on capitol hill. the commander-in-chief taking a ribbing himself from the late night comedian conan o'brien. >> president obama made changebes in his second term. he rerecently appointed john kerry. you appointed the only two people in the united states who look even more tired than you. >> these days, i look in the mirror and i have to admit i'm not the strapping young muslim socialist that i used to be. so yes, maybe i have lost a step. but some things are beyond my control. for example, the whole controversy about jay-z going to cuba. it's unbelievable. i have 99 problems and now jay-z is one. >> heather: it's always a fun night. have you been? >> eric: i never have. i amazed watching conan o'brien called fox news the jocks. we're popular. >> eric: >> maybe he watches. >> eric: we'll get a report from jamie. >> heather: absolutely. >> eric: coming up, one of the most famous photo of all time. the flag raising at iwo jima might not have happened i
ABC
May 3, 2013 1:40am PDT
obama's inner circle speaking out, about the role of religious faith inside the white house. >> joshua dubois led outreach to faith-based groups and was considered a pastor to the president. he recently left the white house and spoke to abc's devon dwyer. joining us now. good morning. >> good morning. a fascinating interview, dubois revealed details about president obama behind the scenes and how he tries to connect with god. joshua dubois was spiritual adviser to the leader of the free world, ordained member of the white house staff seen here in private oval office prayer sessions. now he has left president obama's inner circle bearing witness to what he saw. >> he is a deeply faithful president and need a whole bunch of help in cultivating the faith. >> reporter: mr. obama's practice of faith has been relatively private, attending church less often than predecessors. he gets daily e-mails of scripture to his blackberry. >> the president would bring pastors into the oval office to have conversation, moments of prayer, reach out for suggestions of scripture. >> did he have any favorite
FOX News
Apr 26, 2013 6:00pm PDT
i think one of the reasons why obama went after these high profile things, like air travel and white house tours is because he wanted to try to prove that we just couldn't live without big government. but the irony now is that with the sequester has shown is yes, we can, in fact, live without big government and big spending and secondly, that government is completely screwed up at all levels. they can't set appropriate priorities. there is no common sense in government at all. >> well, look, i don't disagree that we have big problems with our government. we need to rein in spending, taxes, entitlement. we just can't afford big government or bad government. but monica, i think it's actually something a little worse. if i can be so bold. i think the obama administration thought that the sequester would be blamed on the republicans, more pain, more problems for the republicans. it's actually, according to the polls, backfired on the administration and that's why i think there has been some movement towards accommodation from the president and the white house towards reaching a deal. bot
CBS
Apr 30, 2013 7:00am PDT
news special report. president obama is about to hold a white house news conference. >> this is the first time since march 1st that the president has held a white house news conference. it's only the second white house news conference this year. bill plante is at the white house. bill, good morning. >> tkpwofrpg to you, nora. there's no particular reason for this news conference. the president thought it would be a good idea to answer some questions before his trip to folks colater this week. this is the 100th day of the be second term. there's been a lot of criticism that he hasn't gotten much accomplished. he may see this as a way to relaunch his efforts. we know he will be asked about syria, immigration, gun control which failed miserably. immigration is live only because he managed to stay out of it. and other topics certain to come up, the debt, the coming limits on spending which will be a big fight in congress this summer, and who gets blamed of course is always a major concern of the white house. the public either blames congress or the president. the preside
FOX News
Apr 29, 2013 6:00am PDT
there. martha if. martha: president obama is set to tap the mayor of charlotte, north carolina to run the transportation department. his name is anthony foxx. a white house official says that announcement could come later today. earlier this month, mayor foxx announced he would not seek reelection for mayor of charlotte. he wanted to spend more time with his children. he will be the first african-american nominee in the president's second cabinet. maybe spend more time in washington with them there. bill: but he has got his hands full with the transportation thing and security we talked about. martha: big job. bill: furloughs and all that stuff. martha: yeah. bill: just getting rolling, folks on a monday. there is dangerous flooding affecting more than a dozen states already and more rain is in the forecast. we'll show you where and how bad it is and how bad might be for millions of people. martha: look at this. a powerful explosion in a busy city center. we'll tell you what caused this. plus, you remember the white house says if syria crosses or uses chemical weapons that would be a
CNN
Apr 28, 2013 7:00pm PDT
, everyone, and welcome to our special coverage of the white house core cores dinner. i'm don lemon. headlining this event, of course, president obama along with tv late night host conan o'brien with an audience of journalists and celebs. >> can't have you stockpiling all these tickets deciding where everyone sits. i really need you to release some of these tables. >> well, you know my motto, ed, you scratch my back i won't lacerate yours. >> i have integrity, sir. i'm not going to cut a deal. >> i've seen your work, ed. let's not kid ourselves. this is the partre
MSNBC
May 4, 2013 4:00am PDT
targeting weapons shipments that were headed to hezbollah in lebanon. so white house officials are not commenting this morning, but president obama has consistently said he believes that israel has a right to defend itself. and i can tell you that syria has been a pressing concern for this administration. of course, president obama traveling here in latin america, landed here in costa rica yesterday, and held a joint news conference in which he got a question about the conflict in syria, and he made his most definitive comment to date about possible american military intervention. take a listen to what he had to say. >> i do not foresee a scenario in which boots on the ground in syria, american boots on the ground in syria, would not only be good for america, but also would be good for syria. >> so the president all but ruling out the possibility of putting boots on the ground. according to most polls, americans are opposed to direct military intervention in syria. they are war weary in the wake of iraq and afghanistan. so other possible options under consideration, united stat
ABC
May 4, 2013 4:00am PDT
on syrian state media. here in costa rica where the president is traveling no comment from the white house referring all questions to the israelis. as tensions rise in the middle east, president obama did tell reporters he's keeping all options open. but he is being careful because of prior mistakes, he says, made by moving too quickly in the middle east and he is reluctant to send in american troops. >> i do not foresee a scenario in which boots on the ground in syria, american boots on the ground in syria would not only be good for america, but also would be good for syria. >> reporter: the president saying here in costa rica, he is ready to apply every pressure point to syria. bianna and dan. >> a major challenge facing this administration right now, jim avila traveling with the president. thank you. >>> a lot of other news developing overnight. for that as always it's mr. ron claiborne. good morning, sir. >> good morning, mr. dan harris and bianna golodryga. good morning, america. we begin with that routine traffic stop that turned into a deadly shootout. police in ohio released this d
CNN
Apr 30, 2013 1:00pm PDT
. our buried lead today is the subject the president has not been asked about in a white house news conference since september, 2010, closing gitmo, a promise president obama made in his first presidential campaign and has failed to keep. is the president ready for round two? >> i'm going to go back at this. i've asked my team to review everything that's currently being done in guantanamo, everything that we can do administratively, and i'm going to re-engage with congress to try to make the case that this is not something that's in the best interests of the american people. >> and what are we hearing about guantanamo? hunger strikes, accusations of torture, just what's happening to the 166 prisoners still there? well, now we're getting an inside look thanks to one prisoner who has been there since 2002. his memoirs have been declassified by the u.s. government and today were printed by slate.com. i'm joined now by our politics and foreign affairs editor william dobson. thanks so much for joining us. i want to read part of what he wrote in his memoirs when he first arrived in gitmo.
ABC
May 1, 2013 7:00am PDT
they're saying. >> to the white house where president obama is set to provide more military aid to the rebels fighting president assad in syria. one of many issues at the press conference, abc's jon karl was there with tough questions of his own. good morning, jon. the president stepping up the pressure on syria but also making clear that we're not talking about troops here. >> reporter: that's right, george. no desire in this white house to send u.s. troops to syria or get them involved in that conflict really in any way but what they are preparing to do is significantly ramp up aid to the rebels that are fighting president assad. in the short term this will mean more nonlethal aid like night vision goggles, body armor, communications equipment, but i am told that the administration is preparing plans that would send weapons, lethal aid to those rebels. the president has long resisted because of the chance that those weapons could end up in the wrong hands. >> jon, you also asked the president a question about his languishing legislative agenda. it seemed to get under his skin
ABC
May 2, 2013 2:35am EDT
people. senior white house officials say the u.s. is considering sending weapons to rebel fighters. a move seen as a serious escalation and one that president obama rejected last year. >> all right, now to the legal battle over the morning after pill. the justice department says a new york judge overstepped his bounds when he ordered all age restrictions on the pill lifted. now the government is a peeling the judge's order arguing his decision should be suspended for now. >> many of us are finally enjoying some ideal springtime weather. others are dig out their cars from deep snow. take a look at fort collins, colorado. the snow is so heavy and wet, it is snapping tree branches. as much as 20 inches fell in some spots. from the rockies well into the midwest. meanwhilen southern california, strong winds are pushing a wildfire that forced some people from their homes. it has burned some 3,000 acres already along with one home and several vehicles. one fire fighter has been injured, battling this blaze. it is unclear how it starteded and officials are not saying whether they expect to
ABC
May 2, 2013 1:40am PDT
the white house is under growing pressure to take some kind of action. so far president obama has been reluctant to get involved, but as abc's jonathan karl reports that may be changing. >> reporter: embattled syrian president bashar al assad the man accused of using chemical weapons on his own people made his first public appearance in more than a month appearing entirely at ease on syrian state tv, touring an electrical plant in damascus. the white house is turning up the heat. >> syria's future cannot include assad. his hands are bathed in blood, the blood of his own people. he has no place in syria's future and no support from the syrian people. >> reporter: senior u.s. officials say the administration is now considering sending weapons to rebel fighters. they have requested anti-aircraft and anti-tank weapons. abc news has learned the first nonmilitary aid to rebel fighters arrived in syria and more is in the pipeline. including body armor, military vehicles, and night vision goggles. sending weapons would be a big escalation, and a move that president obama rejected last year out
CNN
Apr 29, 2013 4:00am PDT
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CBS
May 3, 2013 7:00am PDT
at least as it concerns background checks president obama will work this issue well and continue to work. the white house believes there is polling data that for some of the senators that voted against the background check amendment the first time they can change their minds, that is something the white house is trying to do. >> senator manchin wants to do something, struggling to find a way to come back. >> absolutely. you see families putting pressure on the democratic senators. that's why the white house remains hopeful? >> reporter: the big question the white house has to answer does it use the same background check language and apply more political pressure and hope it can win, or does it change the language to attract senators that disliked the first time. they hope it will work to their advantage in 2014 and that's a fact that the white house must consider as it looks to legislation and the underlying politics. norah and charlie. >> major garrett, thanks. >>> unemployment hitting a four-year low. the jobless rate went down to 7.5%. employers added 165,000 j
FOX
Apr 28, 2013 10:00am PDT
the statement coming out of the white house, i'm not sure they will. >> chris: senator john mccain, pushing president obama to intervene in syria for two years, called this week after findings the assad regime has used chemical weapons. time for our sunday group. brit hume, fox news senior political analyst, amy walter of the cook political report, bill kristol from "the weekly standard," and charles lane of the "washington post." fair to say president obama has put himself in a box on syria. he kept talking for months about red lines, game changers, but he's clearly mindful of the bad intelligence that led to the invasion of iraq, and it's also clear, he's never wanted to get involved in syria. is there a graceful way out? >> what he's trying to do now is insist on ironclad proof. you wonder if he doesn't want an affidavit signed by bashar assad himself saying, yes, we did indeed use sarin gas on those people. short of that, i don't think he's going to do anything. the situation is so well advanced now. might have been different if we moved in there earlier. a president who didn't want to
CNN
Apr 30, 2013 2:00am PDT
. and remember when president obama joked about getting a drink with senator mitch mcconnell at the white house correspondents' dinner? mitch mcconal is returning the laugh and he is ready to accept. waiting for the president. >> thank you very much, chriine. 41 minutes past the hour. more on that groundbreaking announcement from nba player jason collins. in his essay yesterday for "sports illustrated" he said, i didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major american team sport. but since i am, i'm happy to the start the i had my way, someon would have already done this. nobody has, which is why i'm raising my hand. the 34-year-old has gotten support from all corners of the sports world. from nba commissioner david stern to former teammates. so let's talk about the reaction with mike golic and mike greenberg the mosts of "mike & mike" on espn radio and espn2. they're joining us this morning. collins is the first active player in a major u.s. sport to come out. how big of a deal is this? >> well, it's both an enormous deal and i think no big deal at all. with regard to th
CNN
May 2, 2013 6:00am PDT
the president obama announcing his nominations. don lothian is standing by live at the white house. christine romans is here with us. both of these people, friends of the president, right? >> they are. i think you have seen the president very comfortable appointing people to cabinet positions who he has a long relationship with. penny going back to his days in chicago. she was born in chicago. and she was part of the preside president's -- this is someone who the president is very comfortable with. mike froman is someone he has known since he was a young man in law school. they were classmates together. he's been there with the president when it comes to these tough issues. the g 20 and g 8 as well. president obama rounding out the cabinet positions with people he thinks are best for the job and people he knows on a personal level. >> tell us how these two will affect the economy if they're confirmed. >> you're the person who is the point person around the world for the president. mike froman is the one who did all the work before you get there. he is someone who is known around the world for
FOX News
Apr 27, 2013 3:00am PDT
awaits president obama's signature. the bill lets the agency use money from less needed areas to end delays at airports across the country. the white house says it's just a band-aid. critics say president obama left them no other choice. >> the president was at one point given the option of being able to do what we're talking about right now across the board without having to do this piecemeal deal. he didn't want to take it. and he didn't want to take it because they wanted to have the tax increases across the board and not actually go through with the spending cuts. the problem is -- >>alisyn: the white house has been accused of playing politics and cherry-picking visible areas to make cuts forhe most impact. >> tell us about sports, clayton. >>clayton: it was day one of the nfl draft. it came and went without manti te'o or gino smith hearing their names called. they didn't wait too long. on day two, manti te'o was taken by the san diego chargers. they traded up to get him. i wonder if someone will let him now that the san diego chargers don't exist. sorry. the very next pick, the
CBS
Apr 27, 2013 5:00am PDT
. the white house says there is evidence that the syrian regime has used nerve gas against its people in two attacks last month. president obama delivered a stern warning to bashir al assad assad. >> they're being discriminately killed, to use weapons of mass destruction crosses another one with respect to international norms and international law. that is going to be a game-changer. >> the president didn't say how the game might change and he cautioned that the u.s. needs more evidence to prove that the assad regime did, in fact use those weapons. david, what more evidence does the president need at this point and what exactly are they -- is the administration waiting for? >> the president wants evidence that he can take to the united nations, take to other governments so he can provide a basis for legitimacy in case they want to take action. i think the white house also hopes even at this late date that it can convince russia that russia's redline has been violated as well as the redline that president obama announced. the preferred solution for the administ
CNN
May 1, 2013 4:00pm PDT
or by their campaign managers, that -- like, that's not going to change. and president obama can't do that. the one thing that i think maureen makes a good point about, though, it's worth the white house paying attention to this, is that the president should never say i've done everything i can do. because nobody ever has. right? there's always more to do, there's always more to try and you can never be seen as kind of throwing up your hands and saying, well, it's all on them. and i'm done. and i think that that's kind of the -- the one sort of maybe even stylistic mistake that the president made in the press conference or he's making now, is that -- he needs to give people more that they can do, and he needs to keep doing more himself, and the republicans and stephanie is absolutely right, mitch mcconnell bears more of this blame than the president does but we ought to just keep talking about it. we ought to just keep pushing at it, and i think the president can never say it's -- you know, it's up to you guys now. he always has to have some new activity that he and other people can do to keep tryi
FOX News
May 3, 2013 3:00am PDT
. >> gretchen: ooo. that was a bit of a dig. >> steve: and president obama still in mexico this morning. that's where chief white house cor suspendent ed right now. it sounds like the president believes congress is inching closer to a deal, right? >> immigration reform, that's right. good morning. it's interesting because the president is in position now where as you know, this week he crossed the 100-day threshold to the start of his second term. he's largely empty handed on some of those big legacy items that he wants, like gun control, like a grand bargain budget deal. but he does believe he's inch closer to an immigration deal. he's been meeting with the mexican president and in a joint news conference yesterday, the president made clear that he thinks this is his best opportunity to get a bipartisan deal in the days ahead. listen to what he said. >> we've seen leaders from both parties indicate that now is the time to get reform. >> marco rubio is saying the key on this trip is for the president to show he's serious about border security, that that's the only way he's going to get any co
MSNBC
May 1, 2013 9:00am PDT
to chemical weapon use, you've got to make sure you've got the facts. >>> despite president obama's reluctance to outline any specific actions his administration might make, "the washington post" is reporting that -- the post quotes a senior white house official say that even as the administration is moving forward with caution, quote, we are clearly on an upward trajectory. we've moved over to assistance that has a direct military purpose. though the white house is reportly edging toward this move for several months, it would represent a significant shift with you now is richard engel. my first questioned is this approach seems to be two-pronged, moving forward very carefully. on the other side they seem to be testing the waters for greater engagement, specifically military, on the issue. >> reporter: in terms of the caution, i think that has to do with the red line issue, the chemical weapons, there is a lot of reports and rumors about chemical weapons. there's something of a panic among the opposition in syria regarding the use. an anecdotal story, just the day before yesterday there were r
CNN
May 1, 2013 10:00am PDT
? >> well, first of all, we should just say white house press secretary james carney was just asked about these arrests and he referred reporters to the fbi. he was asked if president obama had been briefed and he also would not confirm that but said the president had been continuously briefed on this investigation. just to give a little more -- flush out a little more about these two suspects -- the three suspects who are being charged with obstruction of justice. two of them obviously from kazakhstan, dias kadyrbayev and azamat tazhayakov, i'm sure i'm botching those names, but they're being charged with obstruction of justice because law enforcement officials believe they disposed of fireworks and a laptop at the very least belonging to dzhokhar tsarnaev. one government source tells me that what these students -- and there's a third student, an american student as well, what these students are claiming is that dzhokhar reached out to them and asked them to dispose of these items. they did not know of his involvement in the terrorist attacks. this is what they're claiming. and they did
MSNBC
May 2, 2013 12:00pm PDT
, warehousing incarceration that has got to change. >> and drug surveys show white americans ask black american use and sell drugs at similar rates. >> i think you're all right. the problem will be that obama and pena nieto are in a tough spot. to give you a little background or give our viewers a back ground to put in it context. pena nieto's partner ran mexico for 71 uninterrupted years during which they got a reputation for corruption and back door deals. this was resoundingly kick out in 2000 when the pan party took over for 12 years. opportunity pan party rule you had a huge economic decline, a rise in homelessness and a rise in the drug cartel crime and violence and border security issues are out of hand. pena nieto came about as the flew face of the old guard. he is pri but he is out there to change it. and to lose that reputation of corruption and back door deals. he promised when he was campaigning, no pacts with criminals. he will not work with the cartels to try and get stability in the region. now, the cartels have devolved into such a revertible chaos. there is infighting, instabil
CNN
Apr 29, 2013 5:00pm EDT
the men, but certainly a substantial coincidence, wolf? >> we do know president obama spoke to president putin today in russia. they had what the white house calls a good conversation, and the president of the united states thanked the russian president for the cooperation in this investigation, at least this phase in the investigation. i get the sense both of these governments, despite the fact they are not allies or close friends, they are working a little bit more closely now as far as the terrorism situation is concerned. is that the impression you're getting in moscow, as well, nick? >> reporter: well, it's very interesting to see how little the russians are giving away in public here, but how often it appears putin and obama want to talk about the cooperation they are doing and appear to want to be talking positively about that. we also heard from an aide from putin in moscow saying quite simply the continuation of cooperation will continue. severe obvious efforts for cooperation here on the surface. combined with some strange back chatter we're hearing from, you know, on the hill,
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